The Art of Chiharu ShiotaJuxtapoz // Saturday, 23 Apr 2011
Japanese-born, Berlin-based Chiharu Shiota creates beautiful, and at times difficult, installations and full-on scenes. A lot of the work involves beds and other everyday objects. In one rather striking piece, she has taken hospital beds and arranged them to lift as if to the heavens.
Shiota studied in German with another contemporary heavyweight, Marina Abramovic, and as DesignBoom notes, "Abramovic along with Ana Mendieta, Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Carolee
Schneemann, and Rebecca Horn, are the forerunners of the performative installation art on which Shiota's pictorial language builds."